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    on the day


    Dear all,

    An actress is speaking about the director of the movie he is working in saying:
    "HE LIKES TO EXPLORE. HE LIKES TO USE THE TIME WE HAVE ONSET OR ON LOCATION, YOU KNOW, ON THE DAY, TO EXPLORE. AND THAT'S A WONDERFUL ENVIRONMENT TO WORK IN."

    I can't understand what does he mean by "on the day".... Also, as far as I undersatnd here, i think that "explore" means here "to study the place of filming", right??

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: on the day

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    An actress is speaking about the director of the movie he is working in saying:
    "HE LIKES TO EXPLORE. HE LIKES TO USE THE TIME WE HAVE ONSET OR ON LOCATION, YOU KNOW, ON THE DAY, TO EXPLORE. AND THAT'S A WONDERFUL ENVIRONMENT TO WORK IN."

    I can't understand what does he mean by "on the day".... Also, as far as I undersatnd here, i think that "explore" means here "to study the place of filming", right??

    Thanks a lot.
    I would guess "explore" is used figuratively here. He is "exploring" different ways of shooting the scene, different ways of playing out the script. He is not necessarily physically exploring the shooting location.

    "On the day" means "at the time of shooting" or "on the day of filming". It means that the director does not have a fixed plan about how to shoot each scene. It can change at the time of filming.

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    Re: on the day

    Thanks a lot. "Explore" here then means "creating or applying new ideas"

    and I got the meaning of "in the day". Thanks. The structure is so weird and not easy to understand.

    Thanks again :)

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    Re: on the day

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Thanks a lot. "Explore" here then means "creating or applying new ideas"

    and I got the meaning of "in the day". Thanks. The structure is so weird and not easy to understand.

    Thanks again :)
    Yes, you will often hear artists talk about "exploring". They mean trying different things to learn what works for them.

    It is often difficult to understand what artists are saying, even for native speakers. I think half the time it is because the process of creating a work of art is a difficult thing to put into words. The other half of the time it is because they are just talking crap to promote their work or make themselves seem deep and mysterious.

    I imagine it is the same in your culture and native language.

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